A week. Thereabouts. Mark’s surgery is coming fast. We will be heading to the hospital Monday while our son stays in our house to take care of animals. The police officer across the way knows we will be gone for a bit and he will keep watch over our house as well. Tuesday morning is surgery time. We have been told because of the amount of work they need to do Mark will probably be in the hospital 2-3 days. So close to a week before I will be able to post again. Then hopefully everything will be back to normal. Mostly. I’m sure therapy will play a part in our every day lives for awhile.
Today we got in the car and went for a ride. Walking is hard for him, sitting seems to be alright, so sightseeing was the order for the morning. And that includes my favorite barn. Hahaha! Mark even called it Alice’s Barn as we passed.
The potatoes are ready for harvest. There are potatoes fields everywhere up here in Maine. And one way to know it’s time to harvest is the plants turn brown. All those dead looking things in the field have potatoes under them just waiting to be harvested. And then once the harvest is complete, people like me can go into the fields and gather the leftover potatoes. Many families up here survive on potatoes during the winter. The price is right and there are plenty of them. Winter is hard here. Money is scarce for a lot of folks. So free potatoes is a good thing.
Other people are rolling and gathering bales of hay. For animals throughout the winter and the potato farmers till up the soil and cover it with a layer of hay to sit under the snow. I have no idea why and I wish someone would tell me. Hahahaha! We have wondered about that for three years now.
And here is a scary sight. The leaves are starting to change already. I am not ready for the snows to be here. Seemed like they would never leave last year. Yes, I do love the snow. A lot. I just don’t need 173 inches of it like last year. And no, that is not a typo.
Isn’t the Frankles adorable? Wearing her new big-girl glasses. I love them and they are purple! One of her two favorite colors. Red being the second. Love these glasses on her!
And I have one piece of art to show you. I will tell you more about it down the road, but for now just know I used metallic bullet point pens from Kelly Creates. A super deal I got in that Blitsy warehouse relocation sale. It was epic!
Keep us in your prayers, please. I know this is a routine surgery but Mark is nervous. We need this done like yesterday, but we are thankful it is finally happening now. We could have done without the expense but we don’t have a choice. I know God has us in His hand and will take care of us. And I will see you back here soon. Promise.